Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs
The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer for Pierpont Community & Technical College, working closely with the President, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Director of Advising, Assessment, & Testing, the Deans, Program Coordinators, Faculty Senate President, and Faculty, to plan, develop, and oversee the institution's academic policies and programs to best support student learning.
The Office is also responsible for assisting in the conduct of the academic functions by working on institutional accreditation reaffirmation and Graduate Outcome Assessment, serving as a liaison with the Faculty Senate, Admissions and Credit, Curriculum, General Education, and Welfare Committees, and as a point of contact for students, faculty and staff with concerns or questions about academic matters.
The Office is staffed by a full-time Senior Administrative Assistant and part-time Program Specialist that are shared with the Chief Financial Officer.
School Deans and the Regional Academics are charged with implementing academic policies and assessment. They have authority to supervise the academic functions of faculty members within their academic units.
The Office participated as a member of the Higher Learning Commission's Pioneer Pathways Project, Cohort two. The focus of our Academy Quality Initiative Project was "Pierpont Community & Technical College: Practical....Possible.....General Education. The institution was scheduled for a Spring 2014 March 3, 4 reaccreditation site visit (accreditation was approved through 20022-2023). The institution continues to work on assessment and improvement in General Education throughout the students time at the institution. The faculty have completed projects on Written Communication, Quantitative Literacy and are currently working on Critical Thinking.
In an effort to meet the mandates contained in Title §135 Procedural Rule, West Virginia Council For Community and Technical College Education Series 11, "Degree Designation, General Education Requirements, New Program Approval, and Discontinuance of Existing Programs", and support the SREB, "No Time to Waste" findings, the College worked to redesign most Associate degree programs to contain 60 semester credit hours and Certificate of Applied Science degree programs to contain 30 semester credit hours in their model schedules, and participated in Complete College America initiatives, to embed developmental education within the benchmark courses for mathematics and English.
The Mission of Pierpont Community & Technical College
The Mission of Pierpont Community & Technical College is to provide opportunities for learning, training, and further education that enriches the lives of individuals, and promotes the economic growth of our service region. Pierpont Community & Technical College strives to enhance the quality of life for people of North Central West Virginia through accessible, affordable, comprehensive, responsive, workforce related training, and quality higher educational opportunities.
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1. Credit Hour Definition
2. Probation/Suspension Policy
3. Revised SAP
4. Information for Transfer Students updated 2016
5. WV HEPC/CTCS 2016-17 Core Course Transfer Agreement List
6. Advanced Placement 2016-17 List
7. Travel Abroad Policy updated 2016
8. Syllabus Statements (2016) revised 8/14/2016
9. Academic Dishonesty Policy (2016)
10. Second Opportunity Chance Policy (2016) and Academic Forgiveness Policy (2016)
11. PLA Policy (2017)
2. Special Program fees and College fees approved by BOG and Council when fee affects all students 2016-2017
3. Jeanne Clery Act Powerpoint- Dec 2013
4. Accredited programs- update 8-2016
5. Current Pierpont Catalog - 2016-2017